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July 26, 2020

Kay & Luke, Married

Outdoor wedding

The first time Kay and I were at a wedding together, she was my second photographer. That day, I lost my flash in a field. After the wedding finished we detoured back out to the location in the freezing cold darkness to search, with tired legs for the flash, Kay eventually discovering it. Although she’ll never let me forget it, the thing is that Kay can be just as absentminded as me too. I know this, because we have 12 years of friendship behind us. Kay is one of those people that make you feel more connected to life with every minute spent with her. The thing about photographing a close friends wedding is that you get to be privy to the behind the scenes of their story right from the get go. Thanks to Covid this day was version three of Kay and Luke’s wedding and it was such a beautiful reflection of their priorities and who they are as a couple. We loved the bringing together of the family history, the farm, the time of year, the sense of tradition, the fires, the mulled wine and a grazing table in the wintery wonderland under the Totaras, perfection.

Kay and Luke decided to mix and mingle with their guests before the ceremony, but the pre-mingle didn’t detract one little bit from the walk-in moment, which included a nod to Kays sister who is no longer with us. It was one of the most powerful and deeply spiritual entrances I have ever seen, not a dry eye. There is no greater honour than being able to make photos for a friend and be a part of the rich experiences of a wedding day from beginning to end. We love you guys so much and couldn’t be more happy for you! x⁠

Dress – Astra Bridal; Florist –Pretty Wild Floral ; Makeup Abbie Hartland Makeup Artist. Hair – De De Dalph


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